The existence of prehistoric pottery shards paints a clear picture of ancient artisanal practices while highlighting ancestral clumsiness. Leave behind traces of your own civilization with today's Groupon: for $9, you get one hour of studio time to paint three ornaments or a dessert plate at Greenport Art & Design in Greenport (up to a $20 value).
Visitors to Greenport Art & Design choose to paint their own dessert plates or three holiday ornaments before the functional sculptures are glazed and fired in the kiln. Stamps, stencils, design ideas, and séances with Picasso are among the tools and resources available during an hour of studio time, when each guest grabs a brush and creates a one-of-a-kind piece. Artists pick up their glossy finished products 7–10 days later. The lustrous, resulting items are nontoxic and dishwasher-, oven-, and microwave-safe in case craftspeople decide to bake a traditional ornament casserole.